Rapper T.I. backing Sanders
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Rapper T.I. — who was widely criticized after saying he couldn’t “vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman” — says he’s supporting Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersVoters chose the politics of inclusion Ojeda announces bid to challenge Trump in 2020 Former Army paratrooper and congressional candidate Richard Ojeda files papers to run for president MORE on Super Tuesday.

The “Whatever You Like” rapper cited Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSinema invokes McCain in Senate acceptance speech Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race Hillicon Valley: Social media struggles with new forms of misinformation | US, Russia decline to join pledge on fighting cybercrimes | Trump hits Comcast after antitrust complaint | Zuckerberg pressed to testify before global panel MORE’s past remarks on race as the reason he was rooting for her Democratic presidential candidate rival, posting to his more than four million Instagram followers on Tuesday:

#SuperTuesday I'm Goin Wit Bernie.... Who U Got?!?!?!?! #GoVote #BeHeard

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Last October, T.I. walked back comments he made during a radio show in which he said he wouldn’t be casting a ballot for Clinton or any other female White House hopeful.


“Just because every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well,” T.I. said at the time. “But the president, it’s kind of like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen or they didn’t mean for it to happen.”

The 35-year-old Atlanta-born entertainer later apologized, calling his remarks “unequivocally insensitive and wrong.”